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by BlueWeaselBreath
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: WII U RASPBERRY PI 3 FINISHED
Replies: 573
Views: 270862

Re: WII U RASPBERRY PI 3 FINISHED

BanjoKazooie (or anyone else really clever), I am wondering why you decided to go with the unprotected Li-Ion cells as opposed to the ones that come with the built-in protection. I was thinking getting protected Li-Ion cells would mean I don’t need the separate protection board in the circuit and wo...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)
Replies: 34
Views: 9992

Re: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)

Wii U Gamepad Teardown [/b] I got my Wii U gamepad in the mail, so let’s do a teardown! https://i.imgur.com/fcZroHF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/SaaM5p1.jpg?1 It was advertised on eBay as missing a battery. Also, the top-left of the touchscreen was nonresponsive. Both of these things were fine for the P...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)
Replies: 34
Views: 9992

Re: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)

Parts Needed (Continued) Here are the non-Wii U components and materials you’ll need to do this particular build. I will update this gradually as I decide upon specific components, and I can link to them. http://i.imgur.com/S7x7Ayy.jpg 2) Raspberry Pi 3 - if you're on this forum, you probably know ...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)
Replies: 34
Views: 9992

Re: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)

Thank you for the kind words and encouragement! One thing I can do before the parts arrive is to make up a definitive materials list for this particular build, based on a careful scouring, distillation, and compilation of various forums and posts of people doing this project. This post will be entir...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)
Replies: 34
Views: 9992

Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)

I am a 33-year-old man, not extremely intelligent, with very little experience with electronics and getting a little too old to learn new things easily, but I’ve always wanted to gain skills in this area, so I’m going to try to build a Retropie machine in a Wii U gamepad! I have been inspired by the...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Elite Wii U Gamepad with RetroPi 3
Replies: 28
Views: 22469

Re: Elite Wii U Gamepad with RetroPi 3

Thank you! So I reckon the battery charger you just mentioned is the charging board you listed in your materials list but noted that you didn’t end up using. And I noticed that the best builds I’ve seen don’t use a heatsink. I know every millimeter of space is precious, but I have seen some relative...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Sun May 27, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Elite Wii U Gamepad with RetroPi 3
Replies: 28
Views: 22469

Re: Elite Wii U Gamepad with RetroPi 3

IrieMars, thank you for the great resource here. I’d like to try it for myself. Knowing what you know now, if you were going to start again from scratch, what would you use for your battery setup, if you wanted a chargeable, portable situation? It sounds like the uBoost would not get your full endor...